Move tool not working with arrow keys?

Hi all,
I’m using Aseprite v1.2.16.3 after quite some time without using it.

I’m pretty sure I was used to moving layers with the keyboard: I selected a layer, the move tool and used the arrow keys to nudge it around pixel by pixel.

However, this seems not to be working in my current version. If I use the arrow keys, the only effect I get is that the layer selection changes (with up/down, left/right do nothing).

As it’s difficult to be pixel precise when moving things with the mouse, is there a way to make it work?


Hi there @guga2112, welcome! Actually Aseprite never supported moving with the arrow keys the current cel when the Move tool is active. There are plans to implement this in a near future (along with other options).

Anyway you might be confused with the selection tool, you can use the Rectangular Marquee (M key), then select the whole canvas (Ctrl+A) and then the arrow keys can move the selection content. I hope it helps!


Whoa, I might have mistaken with other editors then.

Thanks for the tip, I’ll go with the workaround. Looking forward to the addition :smiley: